The AHF provides loan facilities to eligible charities and other not-for-profit organisations, either for the acquisition of a building, or to provide working capital throughout a restoration project. Loans usually require some form of security, either a first legal charge or a repayment guarantee from a local authority; the long-term viability of any project or enterprise is crucial to us when considering an application.

Our terms are flexible, interest rates vary and the length of loan period can be up to 5 years. An arrangement fee may apply, though each application is considered individually on its merits, with full assistance given during the application process and beyond.

Expressions of interest in our loan programme are welcome as the AHF’s ability to lend depends on its funding position at any one time.

Please contact the Investment Team or call us on 020 7925 0199 in the first instance before completing an application. 


We are absolutely delighted with the way things have worked out at the Pier - thanks for all your help with this over the years. I still think back to our first meeting in the downpour in Bristol, and the first ever discussion of Community Share. So much has happened since, and the money we’ve raised is fantastic. One of our trustees has also now become something of an expert in these matters!
— Hastings Pier Charity